Microsoft: Technology is a critical enabler for youth

Microsoft’s Yvonne Thomas discusses the use of technology to improve education worldwide.

Technology can help young people overcome some traditional barriers to education. But it’s no silver-bullet solution to the world’s education challenges.

“There’s so much potential for technology to be an enabler,” Yvonne Thomas, Microsoft director of global programs, told Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger in a recent interview.

How can technology be used to improve educational and employment opportunities for youth? Click on the above video to get Thomas’s take, then share yours by leaving a comment below.

Want to learn more? Check out the Youth Will website and tweet #YouthWill.

Youth Will is an online conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Chemonics, The Commonwealth Secretariat, The MasterCard Foundation and UN-Habitat to explore the power that youth around the globe hold to change their own futures and those of their peers.

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    Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.